Tuesday March 3rd, 2015

Faces in the Crowd: February 23, 2015
 
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    Whitney Osuigwe
    Bradenton, Fla. > Tennis
    Whitney, a seventh-grader who studies and trains at IMG Academy, upset No. 1 seed Himari Sato of Japan, 6-4, 6-4, to win the 12's division title at the Junior Orange Bowl in Coral Gables. The unseeded Whitney was the only American player to reach a final at the event. She is top ranked in her age group in the Southeast and No. 3 in the U.S.

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    Harrison Maurus
    Auburn, Wash. > Weightlifting
    Harrison, a freshman at Auburn Riverside High, set U.S. 14-to-15 age-group records for the 77-kg weight class in the snatch (118 kg), clean and jerk (145) and total (263) to tie for fifth at junior nationals in Oklahoma City. He finished eighth in the 69-kg weight class in last May's Youth Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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    Jenna Stegmaier
    Garfield Heights, Ohio > Basketball
    Jenna, a 5-foot-10 senior point guard at Cuyahoga Heights High, poured in 23 points in a 52-33 win over Richmond Heights High to break the school's career scoring record of 1,327 set in 1973 by Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders. Through Sunday, Jenna had scored 1,500 points and was averaging 19.0 this season. She will play at Division II Findlay.

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    Norris Guscott
    Lynn, Mass. > Cricket
    Guscott, 26, a wicket keeper and public health researcher at Harvard's Innovation Lab, took 10 catches (tied for most in the nation this season) and had seven stumpings to help the Harvard Cricket Club win the Ivy League title. He received American College Cricket's John Bart King Award, given to the nation's best U.S.-born player.

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    Chayse Capps
    Plano, Texas > Gymnastics
    Capps, a sophomore at Oklahoma, tied her career best to win the vault (9.950) and took first in the balance beam (9.950)—an even in which she is ranked first nationally—helping the top-rated Sooners defeat Iowa State 198.150-195.675. Oklahoma is the first team since February 2011 to be ranked No. 1 in the NCAA in all four events.

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    Liam Conway
    Concord, Ohio > Hockey
    Liam and his twin brother, Declan, both of whom are graduates of the Ohio Virtual Academy, led Fort Erie of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League to a 3-2 shootout win over St. Catharines. Liam made 36 saves, including all three in the shootout. Declan, a forward, scored the game's first goal and only shootout goal.

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    Declan Conway
    Concord, Ohio > Hockey
    Liam and his twin brother, Declan, both of whom are graduates of the Ohio Virtual Academy, led Fort Erie of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League to a 3-2 shootout win over St. Catharines. Declan, a forward, scored the game's first goal and only shootout goal. Liam made 36 saves, including all three in the shootout.

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